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1  Yosemite Sweater in Knitting: Completed Projects by Pseudoscorpion on: June 18, 2008 05:25:43 PM
Hi all,

Here is my completed Yosemite sweater, from the Spring Knitty (www.knitty.com).  It was a really fun knit!









I used KnitPicks Shine Worsted in the colourway Laurel.  Thanks for looking.
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2  Hourglass Jacket (Broomstick Lace) in Crochet: Completed Projects by Pseudoscorpion on: April 28, 2008 05:58:06 AM
Hi everyone,

I just finished crocheting a great sweater/cardigan from www.stitchdiva.com called the Hourglass Jacket.  It's a fantastic pattern, and works up really quickly because the broomstick lace rows are nice and tall.







Close up of stitch detail:






I made a few modifications to the collar and buttonbands that were quite simple.

Thanks for looking!
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3  Animated Kitchenware in Needlework: Completed Projects by Pseudoscorpion on: February 11, 2008 02:57:34 PM
I found an Aunt Martha's pattern for "animated kitchenware" at a local craft store.  After seeing the little tea towels that others had made and posted, I knew I just had to make some for myself.  Instead of making individual towels, though, I opted to make all of the patterns together in one large piece.  Kind of weird, I know.

Here it is:




Close up shots:







And the whole thing, again:




Thanks for looking.
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4  Totoros in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Pseudoscorpion on: January 13, 2008 09:14:28 AM
Here are some sweet little Totoros.  I somehow managed to snap a metal crochet hook in half while making these!  I guess I have stress issues.

The pattern is available here:   http://heavens-hellcat.livejournal.com/420.html.  Thanls for posting this, Heaven's Hellcat!













Thanks for looking!
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5  Athenian Scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by Pseudoscorpion on: January 05, 2008 03:54:24 PM
First of all, a million thank yous to wibit for posting her Athenian scarf, and then a fantastic tutorial.  Here is the original thread:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=208756.0

I used a 25 mm knitting needle as a broomstick to keep all of the loops the same size.  I know that wibit "eyeballed" hers and can't believe that she was able to get such neat, consistent loop sizes freehand!

The purple is slightly darker in real life.











The scarf is a gift for my mom.  Thanks again, wibit!
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6  My first knitted sweater: Salvia cardigan (pic heavy) in Knitting: Completed Projects by Pseudoscorpion on: September 10, 2007 07:31:01 AM
Hello everyone!  I've finally knitted my first sweater.  I'm usually a crocheter, but after seeing all the knit sweaters my sister makes, I decided to give it a try.

Pattern:  Salvia from Knitter's Spring 2007
Yarn:  Mission Falls 1824 Cotton
Needle Size:  4.5 mm (US 7) straights and DPNs (the need for DPNs was an unexpected surprise!)

I'll show the pics and then give a breakdown of all the new things I learned:








New things I learned:
-How to use DPNs.  The sleeves started on straights for the split cuffs, then switched to DPNs and then back to straights.  It was a surprise, I thought you only needed the DPNs for I-cord!
-I-cord and attached I-cord
-Lace knitting
-Seaming
-Picking up stitches
-3rd sleeve syndrome:  due to a minor error in placing a stitch marker, the cuff was slightly off for one sleeve.  So I ended up making it twice.

I love how knitted sweaters drape in comparison to crochet.  I'm addicted now, I think!

Thanks for any comments.
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7  Completed Orchid Cardigan (Pic Heavy) in Crochet: Completed Projects by Pseudoscorpion on: June 06, 2007 07:30:41 PM
Hello everyone!

I finally finished lprajogo's wonderful Orchid crochet cardigan.  It was one of April's Featured Projects.  I made this cardigan for my sister, and it fits her perfectly!

I made one modification, to the part of the cardigan below the "waistband".  In the original pattern, the bottom part flares out.  Instead of a flared bottom, I made a more fitted bottom by simply using the same shell and v-stitch pattern from the top half on the bottom.

The front



The back



The side



Stitch detail



Stuffed bobble buttons



Thanks lprajogo for making such a great pattern!

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8  Free Pattern -- Crochet Lemon Meringue Pie Slice in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Pseudoscorpion on: May 14, 2007 01:46:35 PM
As entered in the crochet food challenge!  It is actually very similar to the cherry pie, but with bobbles on the top rather than the sides.  Then, the brown areas on the meringue are embroidered on.



Once again, please post your finished pie slices to Craftster, I would love to see them.  Also, please do not use the pattern or the product for profit.  Thanks!

Here goes:

Crochet Lemon Meringue Pie Slice

Pie Crust

Row 1:  ch 2
Row 2:  Make 2 sc into 1st ch (2 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 3:  Make 2 sc into each sc (4 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 4:  sc across (4 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 5:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc into each of next 2 sc, make 2 sc into last sc (6 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 6:  sc across (6 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 7:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (8 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 8:  sc across (8 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 9:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (10 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 10:  sc across (10 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 11:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (12 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 12:  sc across (12 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 13:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (14 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 14:  sc across (14 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 15:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (16 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 16:  sc across (16 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 17:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (18 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 18:  sc across (18 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 19:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (20 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 20:  sc across (20 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 21:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (22 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 22:  sc across (22 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 23:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (24 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 24:  sc across (24 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 25:  sc across, but into back loop only (24 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 26-32:  sc across (in both loops again) (24 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 33:  *Make 3 dc into 1 sc, then sc into next 2 sc*.  Repeat * across.  Cut yarn.



Pie Filling  Make 2.

Row 1:  Chain 25.
Row 2-5:  using yellow, sc across (24 sc total).  Join white yarn in last sc.
Row 5-7:  using white, sc across (24 sc total).

Cut yarn.

Meringue Top

Bobble= make 5 dc into one sc, but leave last loop of the dc on hook.  Then, at end, draw yarn through all remaining loops on hook.

Row 1:  ch 2
Row 2:  Make 2 sc into 1st ch (2 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 3:  Make 2 sc into each sc (4 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 4:  sc across, but make bobble into either 2nd or 3rd sc (4 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 5:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc into each of next 2 sc, make 2 sc into last sc (6 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 6:  sc across, but make 2 bobbles on either side of previous bobble (6 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 7:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (8 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 8:  sc across, but make bobbles in stitches between previous bobbles (8 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 9:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (10 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 10:  sc across (10 sc total), but make bobbles in stitches between previous bobbles .  Ch 1.
Row 11:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (12 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 12:  sc across (12 sc total), but make bobbles in stitches between previous bobbles .  Ch 1.
Row 13:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (14 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 14:  sc across (14 sc total), but make bobbles in stitches between previous bobbles .  Ch 1.
Row 15:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (16 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 16:  sc across (16 sc total), but make bobbles in stitches between previous bobbles .  Ch 1.
Row 17:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (18 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 18:  sc across (18 sc total), but make bobbles in stitches between previous bobbles .  Ch 1.
Row 19:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (20 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 20:  sc across (20 sc total), but make bobbles in stitches between previous bobbles .  Ch 1.
Row 21:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (22 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 22:  sc across (22 sc total), but make bobbles in stitches between previous bobbles .  Ch 1.
Row 23:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (24 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 24:  sc across (24 sc total), but make bobbles in stitches between previous bobbles .  Ch 1.

Pop the bobbles on the "wrong side" out to the right side.


Assemble the pie together and stuff firmly.   Make sure you stuff the bobbles!  I whipstiched the filling to the crust, then finished the piece by sc around the crust (make sc through both the crust yarn and filling yarn).  This hides the whipstiching and also makes a slight overhanging lip of crust so that the filling doesn't bulge past it.

Using tan or beige yarn, embroider a star shape onto each bobble.  I made an X with a line through the middle, and then made a little knot at the peak to give it some added texture.

Enjoy!

If you would like your meringue to be more "random", you can space the bobbles on the top randomly.
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9  Free Pattern -- Crochet Cherry Pie Slice in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Pseudoscorpion on: May 12, 2007 05:04:20 PM
Hello everyone,

Here is a free pattern for my crochet cherry pie, as entered in the ongoing food challenge.



Please make as many pies as you can!  If you do make some, I would love to see them posted here.  But please do not use the pattern or completed pies for profit.  Thanks!

Crochet Cherry Pie Slice

Pie Crust

Row 1:  ch 2
Row 2:  Make 2 sc into 1st ch (2 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 3:  Make 2 sc into each sc (4 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 4:  sc across (4 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 5:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc into each of next 2 sc, make 2 sc into last sc (6 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 6:  sc across (6 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 7:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (8 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 8:  sc across (8 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 9:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (10 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 10:  sc across (10 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 11:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (12 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 12:  sc across (12 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 13:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (14 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 14:  sc across (14 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 15:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (16 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 16:  sc across (16 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 17:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (18 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 18:  sc across (18 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 19:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (20 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 20:  sc across (20 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 21:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (22 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 22:  sc across (22 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 23:  Make 2 sc into 1st sc, sc across until last sc, make 2 sc into last sc (24 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 24:  sc across (24 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 25:  sc across, but into back loop only (24 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 26-29:  sc across (in both loops again) (24 sc total).  Ch 1.
Row 30:  *Make 3 dc into 1 sc, then sc into next 2 sc*.  Repeat * across.  Cut yarn.

Repeat Row 1-25 to make top crust.  Cut yarn.

Pie Filling  Make 2.

Row 1:  Chain 25.
Row 2-5:  sc across (24 sc total).  However, every so often, instead of making a sc, make a bobble by making 5 dc in one stitch, but leaving the last loop of each dc on the hook and then drawing through all remaining loops at the end.  Make bobbles random, make sure to make little clumps of them to look like the cherries are bursting out.  Pop the ones on the "wrong side" out to the correct side.

Assemble the pie together and stuff firmly.   Make sure you stuff the bobbles!  I whipstiched the filling to the crust, then finished the piece by sc around the crust (make sc through both the crust yarn and filling yarn).  This hides the whipstiching and also makes a slight overhanging lip of crust so that the filling doesn't bulge past it.

That's it!  Enjoy your pie.  You can make many different flavours, too.  Blueberry would be cool. 

Please post your finished pies!
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10  Recipe (aka Pattern) For Delicious Fruit Tarts in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Pseudoscorpion on: May 08, 2007 05:29:38 PM
Hello everyone,

I was pleased to receive some requests for my entry into the food challenge.

I am happy to share as long as you post your own completed tarts!  Also, PLEASE do not sell the pattern or the completed tarts for profit.  That would make me very unhappy.  If you have a question about the use of the pattern, PM me and ask.


Here is the pattern for the fruit tarts:



Note:  Crochet tightly to prevent stuffing from showing, or use a smaller hook than usual.  Worked in spirals.

Yarn:  I used good ol' Red Heart Super Saver.

Tart Pastry

Make your base for a round (ie, Magic Ring, or simply chain three and work  next row into the first chain.

-Row 1:  sc 6 into round.
-Row 2:  make 2 sc into each sc, 12 sc total.
-Row 3:  make (2 sc into 1 sc, sc).  Repeat around, total of 18 sc.
-Row 4:  make (2 sc into 1 sc, 2 sc).  Repeat around, total of 24 sc.
-Row 5:  make (2 sc into 1 sc, 3 sc).  Repeat around, total of 30 sc.
-Row 6:  make (2 sc into 1 sc, 4 sc).  Repeat around, total of 36 sc.
-Row 7:  sc into back loop only of each sc, total of 36 sc.
-Row 8-10:  sc into both loops of each sc, total of 36 sc.
-Row 11:  make (2 sc into 1 sc, 5 sc).  Repeat around, total of 42 sc.
-Row 12:  make (3 dcs into one sc, 2 sc).  Repeat around.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for joining to the filling.

Tart Filling

Note:  Bobble = make 5 dc into 1 sc, but always leave last loop on hook instead of drawing through completely.  You should end up with 6 loops on the hook.  Finally, draw through all the remaining loops.  Hope that made sense!

Make your base for a round (ie, Magic Ring, or simply chain three and work  next row into the first chain.

-Row 1:  sc 6 into round.
-Row 2:  Make 2 sc into each sc.  Repeat around, total of 12 sc.
-Row 3:  sc around, but at random, make a bobble instead of a sc.  Don't make it too symmetrical!
-Row 4:  make (2 sc into 1 sc, sc).  Repeat around, total of 18 sc.
-Row 5:  make (2 sc into 1 sc, 3 sc).  However, randomly make bobbles instead of scs.  Repeat around, total of 30 sc.
-Row 6:  make (2 sc into 1 sc, 4 sc).  Repeat around, total of 36 sc.  However, randomly make bobbles instead of scs.
-Row 7:  make (2 sc into 1 sc, 5 sc).  Repeat around, total of 42 sc.  However, randomly make bobbles instead of scs.
-Row 8:  make (2 sc into 1 sc, 6 sc).  Repeat around, total of 54 sc.  However, randomly make bobbles instead of scs.

Cut yarn.  Poke bobbles so that they are all facing the same way.

Stuff tart pastry and filling.  Make sure to use lots of stuffing and get into every last bobble!  Sew pastry to filling.  Press the bottom against something flat to flatten.  Enjoy!

Please let me know or post any corrections.
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